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Police appeal for information after 10-year-old schoolgirl approached by man in Guiseley

Police are appealing for information after a schoolgirl reported being approached by a man in Guiseley.

Detectives say the 10-year-old girl had been walking home from school at around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon (9 January) when a man in a vehicle that was queuing in traffic, spoke to her and asked her to get in.

The girl was walking on Park Road, near to its junction with Bradford Road. She ran away from the car and the man drove away as the lights turned green.

The vehicle involved was described as dark coloured and possibly a pick-up style truck. The man was described as white, with short dark hair, and was wearing a grey t-shirt.

Park Road, near to its junction with Bradford Road Credit: Google Maps

We are carrying out enquiries to identify the man involved and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw anything, particularly any other drivers who may have dashcam footage that could assist us.

“We recognise that an incident such as this will cause understandable concern in the community and we are liaising closely with our colleagues on the local neighbourhood policing team who are working to reassure people and are linking with schools in the area.”

– Detective Inspector James Entwistle